The experienced technicians at Detailing Dynamics tinker with cars on the inside and out with detailing services, electronics installations, and window tinting. Some technicians cleanse vehicles with microfiber cloths and apply carnauba wax and engine sealant, and others darken windows and install audio and video systems for cars, boats, and bike-powered helicopters. A cadre of aftermarket parts and accessories boasts members from major brands, such as Gibson and Dynamic Motorsports. In addition to bolstering consumers' vehicles, technicians also perform services for dealers and businesses, including machine buffing, heated extraction, and odor elimination. While technicians ferry cars to and from homes with free pick-up and delivery for most services, drivers can also pass midservice minutes in a waiting room equipped with free WiFi.
Since opening its first location in 1977, Super Car Wash has grown into a thriving car-cleaning kingdom with nine locations in the metro area. George, Todd, and Ryan Gesund and Heath Stack lead the effort to sanitize vehicles with sophisticated touchless air dryers and energy-conserving, computer-run gear. In addition to employing the robotic wiles of high-tech machinery, they protect paint jobs with coats of Simoniz wax and use biodegradable Armor All products and tear-free shampoo. The auto experts even distribute, install, and service Sonny's car-wash equipment for other businesses around Michigan. Their commitment to the local community is manifest in a long history of supporting schools and nonprofits through fundraising assistance.
Carsmetology's techs reactivate the faded glow of cars, trucks, SUVs, and minivans with detailing services enhanced by Meguiar's carnauba wax. The experienced technicians burrow into every crevice with scrubbers and vacuums, taking four to five hours to administer the complete exterior and interior detailing. For those with less time to spare, they also execute express detailing services. They efficiently lather carpets with shampoos, condition leather surfaces, wipe down windows, and free seats from dirty stains or beaded covers that have started to fossilize. Additionally, they can detail boats and RVs, acid washing exteriors and pressure-washing carpets.
LaFontaine Automotive Group adheres to a "Family Deal" credo, striving to cosset car-buyers with solid information and service as they saddle up one of nearly a thousand new and pre-owned GM–brand steeds. A 2011 Buick Regal CXL RL2 sedan delicately sips its fuel at 30 miles per gallon on the highway while sporting a sleek four-door frame suggestive of madcap high-octane fuel funneling ($28,241 MSRP). The 2011 GMC Sierra 1500 SLE truck packs a flex-fuel V-8 engine that grants it the load-carrying, tow-hauling capacity expected of a pickup with the corn-derived, ethanol-based fuel capability of a flock of noble crows ($36,356 MSRP).
Every car, boat, and RV that comes into Exquisite Car Care leaves clean, but they don't all come in with the same amount of grime. That's why the shop offers various types of washes, so clients can choose the exact level of service they desire. On the minimalistic end are the express packages, which only include services such as a basic wash, tire dressing, and rim cleaning for cars in need of a quick wash-and-go. On the other end of the spectrum, meanwhile, are the premiere packages. These can be as thorough as the customer wants, with interior and exterior packages incorporating engine de-greasing, floor mat cleaning, and leather seat conditioning. Of course, these are the two most extreme options––the technicians can also mix and match any number of services for a custom cleaning, incorporating things like pet-hair removal, paint protection, and carpet dying for antique cars that have started to go grey.
Although the ASE-certified technicians at Mufflers and More specialize in getting vehicles back on the road as quickly as possible, they also go out of their way to educate drivers and teach them about the importance of preventative maintenance. Owner Kenny Walters firmly believes in extending the lives of vehicles by heading off problems before they become serious concerns, and he personally trains every staff member so that they share his values. The technicians confidently service all makes and models of vehicles, changing the oil, performing basic tune-ups, repairing transmissions, overhauling carburetors, and even emptying tires of sand. While the staff is working, drivers can relax in a cozy waiting area complete with hot coffee, Wi-Fi, and a kids' area brimming with toys and books.